A Crucial Shield For Clinical Trials

Incision Indemnity
General -
11th October 2023
2 mins read

Clinical Trials Liability Insurance

The significance of clinical trials, in forging ground-breaking treatments and therapies, is often undervalued. For healthcare professionals in the UK, who navigate the nuances of clinical trials, the quest for progress is intrinsically linked to the responsibility of ensuring patient safety while minimising risks.  

Liability insurance serves as a vital protective measure, specifically crafted to shield those involved from potential liabilities, risks, and legal complexities they may encounter. 

We can provide our members with a specific, clinical trial liability quote. Please contact one of our team for more information.

Why Do You Need Clinical Trials Liability Insurance? 

Participant Safety Comes First 

The safety and well-being of participants is paramount in any trial. Even with rigorous planning, unanticipated adverse events can occur. Clinical trials liability insurance is designed to provide coverage for claims arising out of participant injuries.

Mitigating Financial Risks

Legal proceedings and compensation claims can be financially crippling, potentially jeopardising your personal assets and professional standing. The right insurance offers financial protection by covering legal expenses, settlements and damages that may arise from related claims. 

Regulatory Compliance

Regulatory bodies such as the MHRA set stringent standards for clinical trials which include insurance coverage requirements. Adherence to these regulatory requirements is essential in ensuring that the trials remain fully compliant with local legislation.  

Protection Beyond Standard Indemnity

While medical indemnity covers traditional medical activities, it may not fully address the unique risks posed. Our insurance is tailored to the specific challenges you face as a healthcare professional involved in experimental research, offering coverage that bridges the gaps left by standard policies. 

Preserving Reputation and Trust

As a respected member of the medical community, your reputation is built on trust and ethical conduct. In the event of a clinical trial-related incident, this reputation could be at stake. Specific liability insurance helps to provide a structured response when addressing claims and can therefore reduce any potential negative perceptions that may arise as a result. 


Clinical trials continue to play a major role in transformative medical breakthroughs, at the same time presenting complex challenges that can impact both patients and healthcare professionals. Clinical Trials Liability Insurance provides you with added protection, empowering you to focus on innovation, secure in the knowledge that you are protecting your practice, your reputation, and your future.

Ian Redbourn